Dr Christopher   Sheil
Visiting Senior Fellow

Dr Christopher Sheil

BA (Hons) UNSW, PhD Wollongong

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Christopher Sheil, BA (Hons), PhD, is a social historian whose principal interest is in the history of labour. He is also an Adjunct Professor in social policy at Boston University (Sydney Academic Centre), and a former member of the Senior Executive Service in the NSW Cabinet Office. He has been a senior policy official under six governments (four Labor and two Liberal-National), has served on over 60 national and state government social and economic policy committees (including a dozen cabinet committees), and is the author or editor of well over 200 academic and government publications. A member of the Australian Society of Authors, he was a monthly columnist for the Australian Financial Review from 2001 to 2003 and his main books are: (ed.) Globalisation: Australian Impacts (UNSW Press: 2001); Water’s Fall: Running the Risks with Economic Rationalism (Pluto Press: 2000) (short-listed for the 2001 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Literary or Cultural Criticism); War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History (Pluto Press: 1998); and (ed.) Turning Point: The State of Australia (Allen & Unwin: 1997). He served for 17 years as an executive member of the Evatt Foundation (affiliated with the University of Sydney), including a record 13 years as President. His current research is focused on historical aspects of Australian politics and policy, maritime labour, and economic inequality.

 

Mobile
0459 909 007
Phone
0459 909 007
Location
309B Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2017, 'Childs, Bruce Kenneth (1934 -)', in Browne G; Walsh K; Bateman J; Gupta H (ed.), The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 4, 1983-2002, Department of the Senate, Canberra, pp. 66 - 70
    Edited Books | 2009
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, (ed.), 2009, The Tolpuddle Martyrs: Injustice within the law, by Herbert Vere Evatt with an introduction by Geoffrey Robertson, Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW
    Edited Books | 2008
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, (ed.), 2008, Moving in the Open Daylight; Doc Evatt, an Australian at the United Nations, by Ashley Hogan with a foreword by Michael Kirby., Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2008, 'Introduction in The State of Industrial Relations', in The State of Industrial Relations, edn. 5, Evatt Foundation, Sydney NSW, pp. 9 - 18
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2003, 'Privatisation, politics and public-private partnerships', in Howard D; Ewer P (ed.), Visions for Victoria, edn. First, Vulgar Press, Carlton North, pp. 67 - 85
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2001, 'Globalisation is ... globalisation: introduction', in Sheil C (ed.), Globalisation: Australian impacts, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 18
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2001, 'Global vision: conclusion', in Christopher Sheil (ed.), Globalisation: Australian impacts, edn. Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, pp. 282 - 297
    Books | 2001
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2001, Globalisation: Australian impacts, Sheil C, (ed.), Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney
    Books | 2000
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2000, Water`s fall: running the risks with economic rationalism, Original, Pluto Press, Sydney
    Books | 1998
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1998, War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History, Pluto Press, Annandale
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Introduction', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 1 - 11
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Conclusion', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 281 - 291
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Statehood or falsehood: the state of the Northern Territory', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 273 - 280
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'The absent centre: the state of the Australian Capital Territory', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 267 - 272
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Endgame: the state of Tasmania', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 259 - 266
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'The big pong: the state of South Australia', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 253 - 258
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'One party one state: the state of Western Australia', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 243 - 252
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Professional retreat: the state of Queensland', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 229 - 242
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'An Un-Australian episode: the state of Victoria', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The state of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 209 - 228
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'First one back: the state of New South Wales', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen& Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 183 - 208
    Book Chapters | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, 'Smaller citizens: the state of Australia's public sector', in Sheil C (ed.), Turning Point: The State of Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, pp. 97 - 118
    Books | 1997
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1997, Turning Point: The State of Australia, Sheil C, (ed.), Allen & Unwin, St Leonards
    Book Chapters | 1988
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1988, 'A Trade Union', in Locating Australia's Past A Practical Guide to Writing Local History, International Specialized Book Service Incorporated, pp. 178 - 188
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2020, 'Dead Labor: Toward a political economy of premature death', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 118, pp. 223 - 224, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=284078298428969;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2018, 'Behemoth: A history of the factory and the making of the modern world', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 115, pp. 184 - 186, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=065370167990352;res=IELBUS
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2018, 'The boy from Baradine', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, vol. 114, pp. 211 - 213, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=605191664501798;res=IELBUS
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2018, 'Capital and labour: The Piketty split', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 2018, pp. 193 - 202, https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;py=2018;res=IELAPA;issn=0156-5826;iss=81
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2017, 'The Productivity Commission and the waterfront dispute: a cautionary tale', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 79, pp. 39 - 64
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2017, 'China vs. the United State: Developments in the study of inequality', Evatt Journal, vol. 16, http://evatt.org.au/news/china-vs-united-states.html
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2015, 'Managerialism?', Australian Universities' Review, vol. 57, pp. 89 - 90
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2015, 'Piketty's political economy: review article', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 74, pp. 19 - 37
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2014, 'Redressing inequality 125 years ago: the Great London Dock Strike', Evatt Journal, vol. 13, http://evatt.org.au/papers/redressing-inequality-%E2%80%94-125-years-ago.html
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2014, 'Behind the chaste veil: inequality in Australia post-Piketty', Evatt Journal, vol. 13, http://evatt.org.au/papers/behind-chaste-veil.html
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2008, 'The Doc, the UN and the UDHR: Reflections on the 60th Anniversary', Evatt Journal, vol. 8, http://evatt.org.au/papers/doc-un-udhr.html
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2008, 'Lockout and Bastard Boys', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, pp. 205 - 208
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2007, 'Trade unionism, individual contracts and the MUA's doppelgänger', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 59, pp. 95 - 117
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2006, 'The ghost in the machine? Imagining Gramsci's Keynes', Evatt Journal, vol. 6, http://evatt.org.au/papers/ghost-machine.html
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2006, 'Analysis and commentary', The State of the States 2006, pp. 15 - 45
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2005, 'Analysis and commentary', The State of the States 2005, pp. 17 - 33
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2005, 'Introduction', The State of the States 2005, vol. 1, pp. 10 - 12
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2004, '`An incomplete hypothesis`: deregulation of water and sewerage in Australia', Utilities Policy, vol. 12, pp. 153 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2004.04.001
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2004, 'Frank Tobias Higbie, Indispensable outcasts: Hobbo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930', Labour History: a journal of labour and social history, pp. 276 - 278
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2003, 'Privatisation: A review of the Australian experience', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 302 - 304
    Journal articles | 2002
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2002, 'Changing Track: A new political economic direction for Australia', Urban Policy and Research, pp. 314 - 315
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2001, 'What do we expect of government? Technocracy or democracy', Evatt Journal, vol. 1, http://evatt.org.au/papers/what-do-we-expect-government.html
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2000, 'Running the risks: the rationalisation of Australia`s water', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 59, pp. 11 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.00163
    Journal articles | 2000
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 2000, 'Problems and possibilities with third ways: some historical reflections', Southern Review: Essays in New Humanities, pp. 165 - 177
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1999, 'Contesting the Australian way: States, markets and civil society', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, vol. 58, pp. 119 - 120, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000084453900017&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 1991
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1991, 'State of Siege: Renewal or privatisation for Australian State public services', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 164 - 168
    Journal articles | 1991
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C, 1991, 'The origins of unions: Some miscellaneous Sydney workers in 1910', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 295 - 308
  • Reports | 2016
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C; Stilwell F, 2016, The Wealth of the Nation: Current Data on the Distribution of Wealth in Australia, Evatt Foundation, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C; Lawrence C; Quiggin J; Stilwell F, 2013, Q&A on Productivity, Evatt Foundation, Sydney, NSW
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Christopher Sheil
    Sheil C; Quiggin J; Stilwell F; Lawrence C, 2013, Q&A on Productivity, Evatt Foundation, Sydney, NSW

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